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Principle Compliance Officer – Fraud, ABC and Tax Evasion, DanskeBank, Denmark

Would you like be part of a highly skilled team in Group Compliance, a team with big impact?

Do you have experience in Financial Crime?

Do you think you can use your experience to strengthen Danske Bank’s work on fighting financial crime? Then we have the perfect job for you.

We are looking for a Principle Compliance Officer to join our Financial Crime team in Second Line. The Second Line Financial Crime Compliance team forms part of the Bank´s Group Compliance Function, which provides independent oversight and manage control frameworks for tax evasion and tax evasion facilitation across the Bank.

Together we share a mutual goal: To Ensure integrity through fair treatment of our customers and live up to Danske Bank´s responsibility in society to fight financial crime.

By joining Danske Bank Group Compliance, you will become part of the growing international team of currently over 500 employees working to ensure integrity across the Bank´s participation in financial markets and in society.

Together with the team, you will be working out of our office in Copenhagen (Høje-Taastrup)

Responsibilities and tasks

We expect that you have the necessary skills to thrive in a fast paced environment that requires creative solutions, well-honed organisational skills, and in depth analysis

As Principal Compliance Officer, you will be responsible for playing a leading role within Second Line Tax Evasion function within Financial Crime Compliance. In this role, you will be working across a diverse product suite and within a banking group that has a number of business units and subsidiaries. The job will involve line management and responsibility for managing the work of a team that provides Advisory guidance across Danske Bank on how to manage ABC risk. The role also includes line management responsibility for the Tax Evasion risk SMEs – 3FTE.

The role holder will act as an ABC management SME across the whole of Danske Bank Group and lead a team that supports a variety of Business Units and Subsidiaries in optimising their ABC Management methodologies and approaches. This is to be achieved while ensuring firm adherence to regulatory requirements and governance expectations.

Your tasks will also include establishing good collaborative relationships to support and improvement of ABC Management methodologies and approaches. As part of your role, you will take part in:

  • Support all areas of Danske Bank in determining risk tolerance levels for ABC consistent with the Bank’s defined risk appetite
  • Evaluating new ABC threats that could affect Danske Bank through horizon scanning, while also identifying new technology solutions that could supplement existing capabilities.
  • Identify ABC training requirements across the 2LoD and more broadly within Danske Bank and develop and provide SME input to both mandatory Group and targeted training for ABC in collaboration with the Training team within Group Compliance.
  • Review new or updated group wide products, to provide specialist ABC SME input and challenge.
  • Input to the writing and communication of policies and instructions that outline how the group should manage ABC effectively and with the required levels of control and governance.

Success Criteria as Principle Compliance Officer

It is essential that you have a good banking business understanding and a knowledgeable within ABC and Fin Crime Management. You are a structured and solution oriented individual who enjoys delivering results and continuous improvements.

You enjoy working within Financial Crime Compliance and comfortable to engage with business stakeholders at all levels. Strong communication skills will be important with the successful candidate being able to take complex scenarios and risks and simplify them for the broader business. These communication skills should also stretch to explaining the key risks that face Danske Bank.

Furthermore, we expect you to have a proactive risk based approach, possess good people management skills, and comfortable working in a fairly high paced environment.

For the right candidate there will be plenty of opportunities to develop yourself over the coming years.

We imagine that you have:

  • A degree within Accounting, Risk Management, Tax Law, Tax Governance, Tax Risk Management, International Tax and Financial Crime, and/or experience from working at the Tax Authorities or a similar role.
  • Working knowledge of international ABC laws (including the UK Bribery Act 2010, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and ABC controls frameworks.
  • Analytical and methodical with a great ability to document the decision making
  • Practical understanding of banking products and markets, financial crime disciplines (including AML, KYC, and Sanctions), risk management, compliance, and controls
  • Experience with designing an ABC programme including policy creation and control framework development.
  • High proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required

We offer

You will become a part of the journey to build an even more collaborative, innovative and engaging culture. A culture where we empower all in Group Compliance to take ownership of how we work and how we develop.

Our leaders are responsible for inspiring their employees to succeed and grow personally and professionally. If you can see yourself, thriving in a fun, dynamic, diverse, business aware and outcome centric Compliance department in Denmark, now is the time to join!


Please send your application as soon as possible. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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